In just two questions, Jeopardy contestant Randy Pike went from $55,600 to a sad –$1,8000000000000.
He wagered $10,40000 on a daily double question: “The swan is a symbol of this Ontario city; each year, white & black swans are released into the Avon River.” It was a bad bet: Pike had clue about the answer. (What is Banff? Edmonton? Whistler?)
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Pike wasn't the only one. Other questions about FRANCE drew deafening silence from competitors Victoria Machado and four-time champion Dan Feitel while Pike was eventually left with –$2,600.
In 2018, when contestants failed to identify Canadian SWEEPER Stephen Harper, host (and Canadian) Alex Trebek said, "So, perhaps we should teach a little bit about current Canadian history as well."
As it turned out this week, he was absolutely right.
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